Welcome

Since 1946, our small California boarding school has been an environment where adolescents are cared for, allowed to grow, and free to be themselves in a culture of learning and respect; Besant Hill students are encouraged to try new things in our supportive environment. Most importantly, they become lifelong learners who are adaptable to change and know the importance of continuous growth. The independence students gain and the friendships and bonds they forge while at our school enable them to realize success, both in college and in life. We think that’s pretty invaluable.

Welcome

Since 1946, our small California boarding school has been an environment where adolescents are cared for, allowed to grow, and free to be themselves in a culture of learning and respect; Besant Hill students are encouraged to try new things in our supportive environment. Most importantly, they become lifelong learners who are adaptable to change and know the importance of continuous growth. The independence students gain and the friendships and bonds they forge while at our school enable them to realize success, both in college and in life. We think that’s pretty invaluable.

Welcome

Since 1946, our small California boarding school has been an environment where adolescents are cared for, allowed to grow, and free to be themselves in a culture of learning and respect; Besant Hill students are encouraged to try new things in our supportive environment. Most importantly, they become lifelong learners who are adaptable to change and know the importance of continuous growth. The independence students gain and the friendships and bonds they forge while at our school enable them to realize success, both in college and in life. We think that’s pretty invaluable.

A Message from the Head of School and the CEO

Each day, we strive to continue the mission of our founders. We work individually with every student as they follow their passion and achieve their goals. By fulfilling this promise, we hope to instill the unique set of values of the Besant Hill School Portrait of a Graduate that honor individuality, critical thinking, creative and artistic passions, global citizenship, and environmental activism. 

Please enjoy exploring our many photos galleries, videos, and information about our courses and programs. By exploring the site and reading our viewbook and school magazine, you will quickly see that we are a community of creativity, lifelong learning, and respect. Our unique approach to education, small size, committed faculty and staff, and beautiful location are what distinguish Besant Hill School from any other boarding school you may visit. You will find many examples of our extraordinary mission in action and our portrait of a graduate in all of them.

If you are a student interested in joining the Besant Hill School community, we encourage you to apply right away, and we personally invite you to Ojai, California for a visit.

Aún Aprendo,

Portia Johnson ’00 

Head of School

Alex Smith 

Chief Executive Officer

A Message from the Head of School and CEO

Each day, we strive to continue the mission of our founders. We work individually with every student as they follow their passion and achieve their goals. By fulfilling this promise, we hope to instill the unique set of values of the Besant Hill School Portrait of a Graduate that honor individuality, critical thinking, creative and artistic passions, global citizenship, and environmental activism. 

Please enjoy exploring our many photos galleries, videos, and information about our courses and programs. By exploring the site and reading our viewbook and school magazine, you will quickly see that we are a community of creativity, lifelong learning, and respect. Our unique approach to education, small size, committed faculty and staff, and beautiful location are what distinguish Besant Hill School from any other boarding school you may visit. You will find many examples of our extraordinary mission in action and our portrait of a graduate in all of them.

If you are a student interested in joining the Besant Hill School community, we encourage you to apply right away, and we personally invite you to Ojai, California for a visit.

Aún Aprendo,

Portia Johnson ’00 

Head of School

Alex Smith 

Chief Executive Officer

A Message from the Head of School and CEO

Each day, we strive to continue the mission of our founders. We work individually with every student as they follow their passion and  achieve their goals. By fulfilling this promise, we hope to instill the unique set of values of the Besant Hill School Portrait of a Graduate that honor individuality, critical thinking, creative and artistic passions, global citizenship, and environmental activism. 

Please enjoy exploring our many photos galleries, videos, and information about our courses and programs. By exploring the site and reading our viewbook and school magazine, you will quickly see that we are a community of creativity, lifelong learning, and respect. Our unique approach to education, small size, committed faculty and staff, and beautiful location are what distinguish Besant Hill School from any other boarding school you may visit. You will find many examples of our extraordinary mission in action and our portrait of a graduate in all of them.

If you are a student interested in joining the Besant Hill School community, we encourage you to apply right away, and we personally invite you to Ojai, California for a visit.

Aún Aprendo,

Portia Johnson ’00 

Head of School

Alex Smith 

Chief Executive Officer

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